Mmbelwa kingdom is a precolonial kingdom of the Ngoni people (Jele/jere clan) of Malawi. Today it is located in Mzimba District in the Republic of Malawi.
The ngoni people of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are part of the larger nguni speaking tribes of the southern African region. They escaped the Shaka Zulu Mfecane wars in South Africa and settled in their present locations.
Mmbelwa kingdom of Jele Ngoni is headed by a monarch called Inkosi ya Makosi which is translated as King or paramount chief. The current Inkosi ya Makosi is Mmbelwa v who succeeded his late father Inkosi ya Makosi Mmbelwa IV in 2013 (reigned 1984-2013).
Inkosi ya Makosi Mmbelwa v married in a royal traditional ceremony and white royal wedding attended by president Joyce Banda of Malawi.
Photos courtesy of inkosi ya makosi Mbelwa v /Facebook
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